An All-Ireland winner in accordion and melodeon
, Damien now resides in Castlegregory, where he has immersed himself in the strong west Kerry music tradition.
All played a part but special mention must go to fiddler Peter Tickell, Dave Gray with his melodeon
and multi-instrumentalist Ian Stephenson, alongside the golden voices and fiddles of Nancy Fagan and Eliza Carthy.
Guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson, melodeon
maestro Andy Cutting and fiddle wizard Nancy Kerr have performed together on stage in various combinations in recent years and have united for tonight's show.
Singing and accompanying themselves on piano, melodeon
, harmonium, bouzouki, banjo, whistle and clarinet, the versatile duo will be recorded by BBC Radio Leeds as part of a documentary on Kidson.
Bellowhead are a big band - there's 11 of us and so we always make a big noise," says melodeon
, concertina and bandonion player John Spiers.
Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin, vox), Gavin Davenport (multi-instrumentalist), Tim Yates (bass, melodeon
, vox), Tom A Wright (lead guitar) and Benjamin Trott (drums/vox) bring a youthful vitality to the cavalier folk spirit.
Woods plays a fine fiddle and can even sing while plucking two violins at the same time, while Cutting's truly beautiful solo performances on his melodeon
were the highlights of the evening.
His island background has inspired his own music and choice of instrument, the single-row melodeon
Now with Never Mind the Bocs he is back centre stage once again, on melodeon
Only two members of the predecessor band remain in e2K - the noted jazz guitarist Jon Moore and Northampton-based melodeon
player Simon Care.
The event will feature music played on Northumbrian small pipes and the melodeon
as well as performances from the Flying Toad Band.
She will be joined on stage by the cream of British folk musicians who form her band: Damien O''Kane on guitar, tenor guitar and banjo; Duncan Lyall on double bass Steve Byrne on guitar and bouzouki and Nick Cooke on melodeon